Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs)
Join a cross-disciplinary group of faculty and engage in an active, collaborative, semester-long program about enhancing teaching and learning. FLCs are teams of eight to 10 faculty members who will engage in frequent seminars and activities that provide learning, development, and community building. Through participation in their community, faculty will build a product or plan in support of enhancing teaching and learning. FLC’s are facilitated by FCTL Faculty Fellows or staff and usually meet five times during the semester for a total of 10 contact hours. Members who successfully complete goals and objectives set by their community will be eligible for a $500 mini grant to extend their learning and implement their chosen project.
Please register through My Learning Connection. Contact the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning or any of the FLC Facilitators with questions about these Faculty Learning Communities.
Dates: Monday, August 8 – Thursday, August 11
Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
It’s back, it’s live, and it’s had a bit of a makeover! The Course Development Boot Camp focuses on student-centered teaching and active learning practices regardless of whether you are teaching seated, hybrid, or online.
Coffee and lunch will be provided.
Please register through My Learning Connection.
Online Learning Consortium™ Faculty Workshops
The OLC offers an extensive online learning opportunities for education professionals. Below are just a few of the upcoming workshops.
- August 1–28: “Blended Learning: Applying Best Practices into Course Design”
- August 8–14: “Creating Effective Assessments”
Contact the FCTL for a free Professional Learning Pass to any of these workshops. Visit the link below for more information about these workshops and many others.
The resources from the FCTL’s virtual online boot camps are available as a self-paced course development boot camp. This self-paced version will cover many of the same things as the virtual and on-campus boot camps, but you will be participating at your own schedule and can contact the FCTL Instructional Designers at any time during this process. Their contact information is listed in the meet your instructional designers area of the modules.
What’s included in the self-paced course development boot camp
- Best practices related to online courses and teaching
- Different assessment options available in Blackboard
- How to remove potential barriers for students with disabilities
- Strategies to foster community and engagement in the online classroom
- Strategies to prevent student cheating
- Copyright and fair use in distance education
How to find the self-paced boot camp
- Log into Blackboard and select the Community Tab at the top of the page
- Select Academic Community from the My Organizations module
- Once in the site, on the main menu, locate “self-paced course development boot camp” to access the boot camp materials.
The FCTL supports teaching excellence for faculty at all levels. Check out the many support services offered by the FCTL to see how you can benefit.
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